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Billy Bob Thornton's daughter gets 20 years

Billy Bob Thornton's daughter gets 20 years

Amanda Brumfield, the estranged daughter of actor Billy Bob Thornton, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for aggravated manslaughter in the 2008 death her goddaughter, who died while in her care.

Brumfield was convicted on a charge of aggravated manslaughter of a child in May.

She had initially faced a murder charge for the death of 1-year-old Olivia Madison Garcia during an overnight stay at her Ocoee, Fla., home in October 2008. But Brumfield was found not guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse.

Brumfield had said she frequently cared for Olivia, her friend Heather Murphy's daughter, at her home and has maintained the girl was trying to climb out of a playpen and fell a short distance, hitting her head.

NBC cancels 'Free Agents' comedy

NBC has canceled its workplace romantic comedy "Free Agents."

The Wednesday series, starring Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn, struggled to find an audience since its mid-September launch against competitors "The X Factor" and "Survivor." It's most recent airing - which was also its last - brought in a low 3.2 million viewers. No decision has been made on what will fill the time slot.

It's the second series from the Peacock Network to get yanked; earlier this week NBC pulled the plug on "The Playboy Club." Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Aniston: 'No desperation' for a baby

Jennifer Aniston says that there's no rush to have a baby with her newfound love, actor Justin Theroux.

As cover girl for Elle's Women In Hollywood issue, 42-year-old Aniston got vocal about supposed pressure to have a child.

"It's not what you read," she said. "There's no desperation. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be. I'm at peace with whatever the plan is." Los Angeles Times

Johnny Depp apologizes for rape comment

Johnny Depp regrets a recent comment in which he likened the chore of sitting through a photo shoot to being raped.

"Well, you just feel like you're being raped somehow. ... It feels like a kind of weird - just weird," Depp said in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Groups including the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network swatted the actor for such a comparison, according to Foxnews.com, saying that "while photos may feel at times intrusive, being photographed in no way compares to rape - a violent crime which affects another American every two minutes."

Depp issued an apologetic statement Tuesday. "I am truly sorry for offending anyone in any way. I never meant to. It was a poor choice of words on my part in an effort to explain a feeling," he said. Los Angeles Times

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